The Technical Support Instrument (TSI) is the EU programme that provides tailor-made technical expertise to EU Member States to design and to implement reforms at the national level, with an emphasis on the green and digital transitions. The TSI also supports the preparation and implementation of Recovery and Resilience Plans.
Initiated in 2021, the TSI is the successor of the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP). Since 2017, both programmes have helped design, develop and implement over 1500 reform projects in 27 Member States.
COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS IN IRELAND
Reform projects approved under the Technical Support Instrument
The Technical Support Instrument yearly cycle is launched during the dedicated TSI Annual Conference. In May 2022, High-Level representatives from the European Commission, Member States and other Institutions gathered to share their perspectives on how the TSI 2023 could support Member States for the successful design and implementation of resilience-enhancing reforms, and in particular in the context of the recent crises (COVID-19 pandemic, Russian invasion of Ukraine).
The conference also started the discussion with Member States on potential multi-country projects - geared at addressing common issues among Member States thereby emphasizing the EU added-value of the instrument - and presented a set of "Flagship" projects - supporting reforms which are largely needed across Member States and are in line with the EU priorities.
For 2023, the Commission approved the following 10 reform support projects for Ireland:
- Towards person-centered integrated care in Ireland
- General technical support for the implementation, amendment and revision of the Recovery and Resilience Plans
- Enhanced FinTech Authorisation Process
- Accelerating permitting for renewable energy
- Renovation Wave - Advancing retrofitting in multi-apartment buildings
- Building Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) across national and local government in Ireland
- ESG risk management framework for the financial sector
- Support for the development of a model of inclusion for the Irish school system
- Measuring Citizen’s Satisfaction with Key Government Services for Better Performance and Enhanced Trust
- RISKS Resilience: Integration of Strategic risk Systems
In 2022, the Commission approved 9 reform projects for Ireland:
- Development of resilient, innovative and human-centric digital government services
- Barnahus Ireland
- The move to a plan-led regime for the development of offshore renewable energy
- Support to the Renovation Wave
- Towards a new governance framework for children and youth policies in Ireland
- Assistance with the transition to forward-looking risk-based supervision of IORPs in Ireland following the adoption of the IORP II Directive (2003/41/EC)
- EU Supervisory Digital Finance Academy - Central Bank of Ireland
- Gender mainstreaming in public policy and budget processes
- Support to REPowerEU
More information can be found in the 2022 Country Factsheets.
In 2021, the Commission approved the following 10 reform projects for Ireland:
- Reform of marine management
- Health Workforce Planning in Ireland
- Alignment of current budgetary expenditure with policy objectives
- Strengthening policy development and foresight in the Irish Civil Service
- Post-Covid-19 Review of the Organisational Structures and Design of the Irish Civil Service (Phase Two)
- Strengthening environmental considerations in public investment management
- Data Ethics within Insurance
- Regulatory conformity and competitiveness of Irish agro-food
- Developing a Digital Transformation Strategy for the Office of the Revenue Commissioners
- General technical support for the implementation of Ireland's Recovery and Resilience Plan
More information can be found in the 2021 Country Factsheets.
Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP) projects (2017-2020)
The TSI expands on the experience of the SRSP programme in building capacity in Member States. You can find the full list of SRSP projects here.
2021 - Data Ethics within Insurance
The European Commission supported the Central Bank of Ireland in strengthening its understanding of the emerging data and related technology risks in the insurance sector in an increasingly digital world.
2021 - Preparing a digital transformation strategy for the Irish revenue authority
The Commission provided technical support to Ireland with the aim of preparing a digital transformation strategy that would help lift the authority’s degree of digitalisation to the next level.
2020 - Sustainable budgeting and financial management in Ireland
The Commission is supporting the development and roll-out of a new outcomes-based budgeting framework, as it needs improvements to be used for sustainable budgeting and reporting.
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